Of course it was a republican who created this bill. Maybe the Republican Party should read what NATO is about. The 2% is a guideline that has been set. There is no penalty for not meeting this projected amount. The United States needs to stop the bullying, and realize it is creating nothing but animosity. We are loosing allies because of this administration and its views. More animosity is causing less peace. It's astonishing that even though France may not meet this 2%, they (unlike the United States) DID NOT let Russia influence their election. So, let's not as a country blame the smaller countries that may not be able to afford the Guidelines at this time. Let's put blame in the country/countries who are interfering in other countries politics, who are terrorizing the peaceful, innocent people of not only our own, but all other countries. It seems every other country besides the United States government understands this as they are only in politics to make money. They are obviously not here to help the American people, the earth, and humanity in a whole.